20 Minutes with Karen Healey

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Author, educator, and articulate advocate of comics (and so much more), Karen Healey brings an astonishing voice and perspective to the writer’s craft. Her passion for storytelling is deeply rooted in the connections it forges between people, cultures, and histories. Her work has been lauded many times, including the 2011 Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best New Talent and includes “Guardian of the Dead“, “The Shattering“, “When We Wake“, and its sequel “While We Run“. In addition to her delicious prose and richly-drawn characters, Karen brings a fierce integrity and commitment to the truth that underlies each of her stories.

Joined by the delightful and inspired Katie Bryski (soon-to-be Stonecoast Master of Fine Arts graduate) as my co-host, we engage in a fabulous 20(ish) minutes of writerly discourse with Karen, exploring the merits of fan fiction, embracing diversity, integrating mythology into stories, and more (and be sure to check out Karen’s Workshop Episode for even more writerly goodness).

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Showcase Episode: 20 Minutes with Karen Healey

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Dave Robison has indulged in creative pursuits his entire life. His CV includes writing Curious George fan-fiction at the age of eight, improv theater at age ten, playing trumpet at age twelve, as well as a theater degree, creating magazine cover art, writing audio scripts, designing websites, creating board games, hosting mythological roundtables and generally savoring the sweet drought of expression in all its forms. His years of exploration give him a unique, informed, and eloquent perspective on the art of storytelling.

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  1. Enjoyed the program today! I learned a lot, and what was said was encouraging too. Looking forward to the workshop episode next week!

    • Hey, thanks Alisa! Hope you found the Workshop as intriguing as this episode.

      I agree… I felt inspired and a little bolder after this conversation. It’s kind of liberating to look “doing it wrong” in the face and realizing the worst that can happen (as long as your honest with yourself) is that you get to keep trying.

      Karen’s pretty awesome… may make our way up to WisCon just to shake her hand 🙂

  2. I wonder if the push to include diverse characters(race, sex, ethnic) comes at the cost of not telling our own stories. It also presumes we can tell the stories of others competently and that those of other cultures are not capable to tell their own stories. At worst, political correctness is just another form of appropriation.